Hundreds Participate in GPSEG Golf Outing to Benefit Scholarship Fund

Temple student given scholarship award in honor of GPSEG Founder

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The Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) held its annual golf outing Tuesday June 11, 2013 to raise money for college scholarships.  Pictured from left are Candace Kilstein, Scholarship recipient and Spirit award winner who attends the Temple University Fox School of Business, Doug Hepburn, of Phoenixville, and GPSEG Golf Outing Chair, Candida Seasock, of Cherry Hill, NJ and Chair of the Pavlides Scholarship Fund, Jaine Lucas, Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, Temple University – Fox School of Business and Charlotte Pavlides, of West Chester.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 13, 2013)– While many golf enthusiasts are watching the U.S. Open in Merion, hundreds of golfers took to the links at the RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve in Phoenixville to raise money for a good cause.  Business executives and entrepreneurs teed off Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in the annual Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) golf outing.  The event, which raised $10,000, helps fund an annual scholarship at Temple University honoring Constantine “Chris” Pavlides, the GPSEG founder who died in 2009.  Pavlides was an associate professor of entrepreneurship at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

“This is a signature event for GPSEG and a way for our members to give back and raise money for a good cause,” said Doug Hepburn, GPSEG Golf Committee Chair. “We are honored to raise money and to present a scholarship award to a deserving Temple student.”

While not a golfer himself, Pavlides was a strong supporter of the annual golf outing because it tied into GPSEG’s core message of “Networking for Life.”   In addition to receiving a $1,000 scholarship, this year, for the first time, Candace Kilstein was awarded the The Chris Pavlides Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.  Kilstein is a senior entrepreneurship and marketing major at Temple University.

“I am so grateful for this scholarship award from GPSEG,” Kilstein said.  “I am honored to receive the scholarship award and the spirit award from GPSEG. “Chris Pavlides was all about giving back to the community and his beliefs are showing through in this event.”

Candida Toccia Seasock chairs the Pavlides Temple Scholarship Fund which supports students at Temple’s Fox School of Business.  Pavlides founded GPSEG in 2002 as a premier networking and professional development organization.  It has grown to nearly 1,500 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  After his death, the Pavlides family helped to create the scholarship to help young entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and to become self-sufficient, self-reliant, and make their own path forward.

Key sponsors of the event included The Jacobs Law Group PC, Workday, TayganPoint Consulting, InSource and Accellerano.

About GPSEG

GPSEG is a premier networking organization for senior-level executives in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It offers members a unique environment to build trusted business relationships, expand their knowledge and advance their careers. Its members are highly regarded for their generosity and passion for serving each other and the community.  GPSEG is committed to the exchange of business contacts and ideas to foster business. For more information on GPSEG, go to www.GPSEG.org.